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Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind

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Lee GRANT, Manal Tahir (Saudi Arabia) and her 3-year old son Fouad, Chadstone, Melbourne  2019, courtesy of the artist.

Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind

15 Feb 2020 - 25 Oct 2020

In celebration of our 30th anniversary, MGA has commissioned four leading Australian artists to explore the City of Monash by responding to key issues facing the community – a reflection of the city as a microcosm of the nation.

Peta Clancy, Lee Grant, Ponch Hawkes and David Rosetzky will shine their own inimitable lens on their chosen topic of interest – local indigenous sites of significance, the migrant experience, homelessness, and the LGBTQI+ community.

The commission provides a powerful platform for people to share their stories, which builds awareness of the individual’s experience as they present their truth and the challenges they face. In doing so MGA becomes a safe place for respectful discourse which leads to greater understanding, profile and advocacy. This is the transformative power of the arts at its most potent. Accompanying the exhibition will be education and public engagement programs to encourage an inclusive and celebrated community.

Curator: Anouska Phizacklea


Image: Lee GRANT, Manal Tahir (Saudi Arabia) and her 3-year old son Fouad, Chadstone, Melbourne 2019, courtesy of the artist.

Gallery Details

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
T: +61 3 8544 0500
E: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
W: mga.org.au

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm–5pm
Entry is Free

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